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tim330i
01-19-2011, 08:37 AM
262927 While the X1 has been delayed coming to the US and there is no guarantee that Americans will get this engine option the thought of a twin turbo four cylinder small SUV it exciting!

With its powerful, sporty and elegant styling, supreme agility, luxurious functionality and innovative equipment features, the BMW X1 is a trailblazer in the premium compact segment in terms of driving pleasure. Yet again BMW has successfully transplanted the BMW X model concept to a new vehicle segment to create a unique product. Now the BMW X1 is breaking new ground, this time in terms of the BMW EfficientDynamics program. The new BMW X1 xDrive28i is the brand's first four-cylinder petrol model with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, which comprises High Precision Injection direct petrol injection, a charge system based on the twin-scroll principle, double-VANOS variable camshaft timing and VALVETRONIC variable valve control.

Highlights of the The new BMW X1 xDrive28i with BMW TwinPower Turbo

World debut of a new generation of BMW 2.0-litre petrol engines; new BMW X1 xDrive28i is the first model to feature this innovative combination of hallmark BMW driving pleasure and efficiency.
The first four-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology offers a substantial power upgrade as well as a significant efficiency improvement; rated power: 180 kW/245 hp, rated torque: 350 Newton metres.
Closely modeled on the BMW in-line six-cylinder engines, the all-new 2.0-liter engine with all-aluminum crankcase comes with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology featuring high-performance twin-scroll turbocharging system, High Precision Injection direct petrol injection with innovative solenoid injectors, and the latest further enhanced version of the BMW-patented VALVETRONIC variable valve control system.
New engine generation constitutes the latest innovative highlight of the BMW EfficientDynamics strategy, 2.0-liter engine with torque upgrade compared to the previous engine and exceptionally low fuel consumption and emissions.
Equipped as standard with six-speed manual transmission or optionally with eight-speed automatic; extensive BMW EfficientDynamics features, including Auto Start-Stop function (manual transmission models).
New BMW X1 xDrive28i combines even more agility with significant reduction in fuel consumption and emissions; average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle: 7.9 liters/100 km or 35.7 mpg imp (an improvement of 1.5 liters / 5.7 mpg), CO2 emissions: 183 g/km (down by 38 g), acceleration from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.1 seconds (manual transmission) or 6.5 seconds (automatic transmission, down by 0.3 seconds).
Standard-fitted intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive system calibrated for optimized driving dynamics; Performance Control optionally available.
M Sports package available as an option for all BMW X1 model versions.
Unique vehicle concept in the premium compact segment, typical BMW X styling features and driving qualities, extensive interior adaptability, uncompromising premium quality including outstanding build and materials, upscale interior trim, and innovative BMW ConnectedDrive options that include apps to receive internet radio stations and for in-car Facebook and Twitter use.


For even more details on the new BMW X1 xDrive28i browse BMW's PDF here - http://www.Bimmerfest.com/pdf/The_new_BMW_X1_xDrive28i.pdf

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pix335i
01-19-2011, 09:01 AM
Is it just me or does the kidney grill just seem tall on the X1?

Otherwise I think the X1 is an intriguing prospect from BMW. I am much more prone to look at a compact SUV since I prefer a smaller vehicle. I'll be interested in seeing the car in person to have a better perspective on it. :thumbup:

mrbelk
01-19-2011, 09:23 AM
I imagine this new turbo-4 and the regulatory challenges in getting it federalized are why the X1 isn't coming to the states until the fall. It sure looks like a sweet powerplant. The 2.0L direct injected turbo-4 that VW and Audi uses is supposed to be a fantastic power plant. I imagine this one will be far and away better than that one.

-MrB

iamthewalrus
01-19-2011, 02:36 PM
With a manual transmission, this is *obviously* my next car. This is plenty of power and a really compelling package of weight, performance, and fuel economy. I live in Seattle which means I need to parallel park in the city and get to my favorite trail heads on weekends. This is the perfect car/SAV.
But if it's automatic only, then it's simply unacceptable. I don't drive automatics. I'll drive a front-wheel drive VW manual before an AWD BMW automatic. Here's hoping!

-James
Seattle, WA
2006 BMW X3 3.0i (manual, m-sport, premium, xenons)

LMC
01-19-2011, 06:35 PM
But if it's automatic only, then it's simply unacceptable. I don't drive automatics. I'll drive a front-wheel drive VW manual before an AWD BMW automatic. Here's hoping!


Have you seen the M sport version? Wowzers! :yikes: Very good looking with the M body pieces!

Hopefully the manual will come to the USA.

And I can't help but remember 1998, when I took delivery of my brand-new E36 M3. What a car! 240 freakin' horses! 240!!! Who would ever need more power than that? :rofl:

iamthewalrus
01-21-2011, 05:13 PM
Have you seen the M sport version? Wowzers! :yikes: Very good looking with the M body pieces!


Agreed! The new X1 looks really sharp. I'm curious to see who brings a manual, AWD SUV to the US first: the VW Tiguan, Audi Q3, or BMW X1. If only one of them does it, they will sell plenty of units. If all three do it, then it could be unprofitable for all three.
In the meantime, I continue to enjoy my 2006 X3 3.0i w/ m-sport, premium, xenons, pdc, etc. It has only 28K miles on it, so I have plenty of time for this market to evolve.

-James
Seattle, WA

pilotman
02-24-2011, 01:30 PM
Agreed! The new X1 looks really sharp. I'm curious to see who brings a manual, AWD SUV to the US first: the VW Tiguan, Audi Q3, or BMW X1. If only one of them does it, they will sell plenty of units. If all three do it, then it could be unprofitable for all three.
In the meantime, I continue to enjoy my 2006 X3 3.0i w/ m-sport, premium, xenons, pdc, etc. It has only 28K miles on it, so I have plenty of time for this market to evolve.

-James
Seattle, WA

Why do you think that whoever brings a manual transmission cute ute to the US will sell plenty of units?

I'm willing to bet my life that less then 5% of all X1/X3/X5 sales in the US are manual transmissions.

Americans don't want manual transmissions. Well over 90% of all BMWs sold in the US are automatics.

Is the Mini Countryman based upon the X1? I heard they are very similar, same underpinnings, etc.

iamthewalrus
02-24-2011, 02:38 PM
Why do you think that whoever brings a manual transmission cute ute to the US will sell plenty of units?

I'm willing to bet my life that less then 5% of all X1/X3/X5 sales in the US are manual transmissions.

Americans don't want manual transmissions. Well over 90% of all BMWs sold in the US are automatics.

Is the Mini Countryman based upon the X1? I heard they are very similar, same underpinnings, etc.

What I was trying to say is this: If one manufacturer offered a manual, AWD, compact SUV, then all of the manual demand would get funneled to the one option. That could make it profiable to offer the manual-AWD drivetrain option. However, if BMW, VW, Audi, Mini all offered manual-AWD combinations, then it's possible none of them would break even given the relatively low demand for manuals in the US.
Personally, I only drive manuals. So, if there is no manual-awd compact SUV when it's time to trade my X3, I'll consider other options like the A4, GTI, 3-series. But I won't buy an automatic SUV or automatic anything. The X1 4-cylinder turbo with a manual transmission is my preferred option.

gtpillsdotcom
02-25-2011, 02:38 AM
Sweet vehile. Can't wait to get one. MY X5 is fine, but for local runs X1 would be ideal!

pilotman
02-25-2011, 08:16 AM
What I was trying to say is this: If one manufacturer offered a manual, AWD, compact SUV, then all of the manual demand would get funneled to the one option. That could make it profiable to offer the manual-AWD drivetrain option. However, if BMW, VW, Audi, Mini all offered manual-AWD combinations, then it's possible none of them would break even given the relatively low demand for manuals in the US.
Personally, I only drive manuals. So, if there is no manual-awd compact SUV when it's time to trade my X3, I'll consider other options like the A4, GTI, 3-series. But I won't buy an automatic SUV or automatic anything. The X1 4-cylinder turbo with a manual transmission is my preferred option.

why not get the Mini Countryman All4?

It comes standard with a manual transmission, or BMW's 6sp steptronic is optional for around $1,200

Its a clone of the X1, but actually has more cargo space.

iamthewalrus
02-25-2011, 02:22 PM
why not get the Mini Countryman All4?

It comes standard with a manual transmission, or BMW's 6sp steptronic is optional for around $1,200

Its a clone of the X1, but actually has more cargo space.

I sat in one, and I'm too tall. I'm 6'2", but I have more of my height in my torso. The Countryman felt very cramped and it felt like I'd be craning my head to see stop lights all the time.

sd330Ci
02-25-2011, 06:22 PM
Mini Countryman is mostly front wheel drive car with rear wheels working only when front one slip.
X1 is opposite.

pilotman
02-26-2011, 07:51 AM
I sat in one, and I'm too tall. I'm 6'2", but I have more of my height in my torso. The Countryman felt very cramped and it felt like I'd be craning my head to see stop lights all the time.

what makes you think the X1 would fit you then? Its my understanding the interior dimensions are nearly identical but I haven't checked interior passenger volume, etc.

Anyone have specs for both?

I'm 6' and the Countryman was reasonably comfortable for me...although I'm not quite sold on it....I like it...but am also considering a VW GTI, Subaru WRX hatchback and a few other hatchbacks.

brkf
02-26-2011, 08:24 PM
pilot,

In the X1, from most reports, the front passengers sit in a position pretty much just like a 3 series. It seems reasonable to assume that while the dimensions are similar (save for the fact the X1 is over 10 inches longer), it is set up differently. There are sites that have side by side pics and they're definitely arranged differently.

To others - the turbo 4, btw, is the confirmed engine for the X1 launch. I believe it was autoweek that drove the new X1 with it.

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20110218/CARNEWS/110219868#ixzz1EzsyMZKn

Axel61
03-10-2011, 08:09 AM
As I as understand it, the X1 and Countryman have the same platfomr more or less. I sat and drove the Countryman here in Puerto Rico and I was very impressed with it. But Im leaning towards the 335d but I really like the X1, I sat in and test drove a Tiguan so Im looking at the same size